A letter to my sons. Regretting things past is a waste of time — focus on the future instead.

We all thought that being an adult would be so great. Do whatever, whenever, just because you want to. Make all your own decisions, go wherever, buy whatever. But then you…

“Clink-chink — SPLUSH-glug-SPLASH!”

I knew that sound as soon as I heard it. Hawkie, using his paw to try to get his head inside for a drink, partially dumped a half-glass of water, soaking the corner of my son’s mattress while he slept, narrowly missing his head.

“Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding” announced the…

Or — Think before you Speak (or Post)

“Better to be silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

Stop and think about that for a minute.

Discretion is the better part of valor.”

Basically, they both sort of hearken back to:

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t…

In a lot of ways, our beloved ‘80’s movies set us up for failure.

Almost every movie ended with a victory still-jump at the end

Growing up in the ‘80’s, and having lived our formative younger years in the late ‘70’s, we were given an underlying belief that all people were “innately good after all.” Shows like “Little House on the…

When asked how he could “be so (freaking) funny”, a famous comedian once said that he put baloney in his shoes because it made him “feel funny”.`

My Baloney Shoes

The comedian’s advice was taken to heart by a 13-year-old listening to her Mom’s 8 track tape deck in the kitchen, because here, finally, was someone else who “looked at things a little differently,” like she did.

She didn’t see or say things the way everybody else did and was…

School closures

Bank failures

Loan defaults

Job loss

Frozen salaries

Crippling student loan debt

Demotions

“Downsizing”

“Realignments”

“Who moved my cheese?”

Propaganda

BS

Educational opportunities

Economic wellness

Surviving retirement

Health…

We all feel trapped, terrified and minutes away from disaster.

Because it’s true.

During our lifetime together, we’ve faced job loss and consequential excessive debt and mandatory moves, significant changes wrought by someone other than ourselves, and had to dig our way out THREE DIFFERENT TIMES.

We all live at…

Ang

Writer, artist, Mom to 4 furry boys (2 men, 2 cats), yarn addict, crochet blogger, humorist, supporter of lost causes, good karma, matcha & green teas!

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